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Entries from December 29th, 2009

Whale migration

December 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Whales migrate along coast (Statesman Journal, 12/24/09) Whale Watching Center, Depoe Bay [PDF] (2007) Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

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Effect of fish bait on juvenile salmon

December 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Some fish bait can harm juvenile salmon, ODFW research finds (The Oregonian, 12/16/09) Study finds some popular bait kills salmon (East Oregonian, 12/17/09) Effect of commercially available egg cures on the survival of juvenile salmonids [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Worst charities in Oregon

December 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Justice

State lists charities that spend little on causes (The Register-Guard, 12/14/09) Oregon’s 20 worst charities [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Justice, Attorney General, Charitable Activities

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Food stamp use in Oregon

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Children, Adults & Families Division

Food stamp numbers soaring (The Register-Guard, 12/10/09) Oregon sees huge jump in food stamp use (OPB News, 12/10/09) Oregon children, adults, and families data charts (monthly report) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families Division

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Fish and wildlife in the Columbia River Basin

December 17th, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Group consolidates data on Columbia Basin’s fish, wildlife (East Oregonian, 12/9/09) Status of fish and wildlife resources in the Columbia River Basin [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Portland State University governance

December 15th, 2009 · Comments Off · Portland State University

PSU president calls for changes to university governance system (The Oregonian, 12/9/09) Restructuring PSU’s relationship with the state: the case for change [PDF] (2009) Portland State University

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Early release for inmates

December 15th, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Corrections

New law puts inmates up for early release (East Oregonian, 12/7/09) Oregon DOC earned time credit changes: frequently asked questions [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Corrections

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Wind power and tax credits

December 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Energy

Governor agrees to reduce tax credits for wind power (Statesman Journal, 12/4/09) Kulongoski changes course, supports phase-out of wind energy tax credit (The Oregonian, 12/2/09) Oregon business energy tax credit [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Energy

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Graywater use

December 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Oregon to set new rules for outdoor use of “graywater” (The Oregonian, 12/4/09) Graywater rulemaking [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division

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Public records and citizens

December 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Justice

Kroger appoints public records czar but limits consumer information (The Oregonian, 12/3/09) Public records guide made available online (The Register-Guard, 12/3/09) Citizen’s guide to public records and meetings [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Justice, Attorney General Attorney General’s public records and meetings manual [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Justice, Attorney General

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Oregon Department of Education statistics

December 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Education

Average principal pay in Oregon: $95,000 (The Oregonian, 12/1/09) Oregon statewide report card (annual report) Oregon Department of Education

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Hunger in Oregon

December 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Children, Adults & Families Division, Hunger Relief Task Force, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

USDA report calls attention to hunger in Oregon (Statesman Journal, 11/29/09) Household food security in the United States (annual report) United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Act to end hunger: 40 ways in five years to make a difference [PDF] (2008) Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force Do you know someone who needs a […]

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New boating fee

December 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · State Marine Board

New fee for nonmotorized boats to start Jan. 1 (Statesman Journal, 11/26/09) HB 2220: the “permit” background conversation for all boaters [PDF] (2009) Oregon State Marine Board

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Flu counts falling

December 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Public Health Division

Cases of swine flu appear to be dropping in Oregon, U.S. (The Oregonian, November 20, 2009) Oregon officials say swine flu counts falling (Statesman Journal, November 21, 2009) Oregon health officials say state’s swine flu counts falling (The Register-Guard, November 22, 2009) Flu bites (weekly newsletter) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Acute […]

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Fishing and hunting in Oregon

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Web site details wildland spending (East Oregonian, 11/21/09) Fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, and shellfishing in Oregon [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Hunting wild turkey in Oregon

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Need a fresh Oregon turkey for the Thanksgiving table? Try hunting a wild one (The Oregonian, 11/23/09) Thanksgiving dinner: it doesn’t get more free range than a wild turkey [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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